Anthony Alridge WR Houston
There is nothing
to like about the way Anthony plays the game of football.
He is quick and fast and has excellent hands. He runs great
routes and looks to be very smart. Anthony will put his
body on the line to make a play and is a good blocker. He
will be an excellent return man for the team that drafts him
because he has the ability to score from anywhere on the
field at any time. I call him Anthony (Lightning) Alridge
because he can score a TD as quick as lightning can
NEEDS TO IMPROVE
Anthony is vertically challenged and will need to bulk up.
The truth is Anthony is a specialty player and not a
starter. He is a match-up nightmare as a slot WR, but will
have problems as a full time WR because of his lack of bulk
to take the pounding.
TALENT BOARD ROUND 2
Like I said, Anthony is a match up nightmare for defensive
coordinators. As a slot receiver, he is too fast for a LB to
cover and too quick for most safeties. If you put him in motion
and keep him away from the bump and run, he will kill a defense
on third down. Anthony has fun when he plays, but donít be
fooled -- this kid plays hard on every down and on every play.
He seems to handle the pressure of responsibility with ease. In
fact, he likes the limelight but not in a way that it shows up
his teammates. He seems to be very team oriented. Anthony is a
specialty player who can impact a game without touching the ball
a whole hell of a lot. Drafting player with Anthonyís talents
in the second or third round is one of the smartest things a
team can do. You add speed and quickness to your third down
offense as well as to your Special Teams return game, which is
impacting two areas of your team with one draft choice. Do you
really expect to do more than that when you draft a player in a
draft? Anthony (Lightning) Alridge can score a TD as quick as
lightning can strike.